Bombing of Darwin Day, 2017 program of events

Bombing of Darwin Anniversary

19 February 2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin Day. We are proud to host an array of events to mark this occasion. The progam features public and private events being hosted around Darwin in the lead up to the day.



Program Name


Friday 17 February 2017


  • Screening of ‘The Bombing of Darwin: An Awkward Truth’  documentary on the events of 19 February 1942
  • Birch, Carroll and Coyle Cinema, Mitchell St Darwin

Northern Territory Government

Territory Remembers Program

Booked out 

Saturday 18 February 2017

From 12 noon

  • Bombing of Darwin Day Round
  • AFLNT, TIO Stadium

City of Darwin

Open to the public

Saturday 18 February 2017  3pm
  • Arthur Wellington's Last Letter with Historian Peter Forrest 
  • Northern Territory Library

Northern Territory Government, Territory Remembers

Free, open to the public

Sunday 19 February 2017

8.15 am – 9.00 am

  • USS Peary Memorial Service
  • The Esplanade

Australian American Association NT

Free, open to the public

Sunday 19 February 2017

9.30 am – 10.45 am

  • Bombing of Darwin Day Commemorative Service
  • The Cenotaph

City of Darwin

Free, open to the public

Monday 20 February 2017

11.00 am – 12.00 pm

  • Ecumenical Service
  • Adelaide River War Cemetery

City of Darwin

Free, open to the public

Wednesday 15 February 2017 – Sunday 26 February 2017

Various times

  • ‘Mr Takahashi (and other falling secrets)’, a play by Sandra Thibodeaux
  • Corrugated Iron Theatre

a play that depicts the lives of multicultural and Indigenous women who were affected by the attacks of 1942

Corrugated Iron

Ticketed event

Friday 4 November 2016 - Monday 27 February 2017 Ph: (08) 8981 2897 for opening hours
  • Salvage and Salvation Exhibition - The Fujita Salvage Story
  • Darwin Memorial Uniting Church

 Darwin Memorial Uniting Church

Public exhibition

Now until Monday 27 February 2017

Ph; (08) 8947 2145

Fees apply

  • An interpretative static display on The Territory Remembers 75 Years - commemorating the bombing of Darwin and defence of Northern Australia
  • The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

Local Traffic Access

Please see the map below for information on local traffic access (click to enlarge)

 map for local traffic areas during bombing of darwin day